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Captain America #11 (Vol. 3)
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October 25th, 2013 by Rusty

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Captain America #11 cover

Captain America #11 (Vol. 3)

Date: November 1998
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $1.99
2013 NM Price: $3.00
Stats: 22 color pages plus “American Graffiti” letters page, Bullpen Bulletins, fold-out gate cover and ads
Writer: Mark Waid
Artists: Andy Kubert, Jesse Delperdang, Chris Sotomayor and Todd Klein
Notable Notes: Cap goes from cuckoo to berserk!

No Middle Ground

Why is it that when good guys go bad they go really, really bad? There is no such thing as a good super hero who just mellows out and becomes bland and boring. No, they go full bore bad! That is definitely the case in this issue as our red, white and blue hero goes over to the dark side in a big way! Come back Captain America, come back!

Synopsis:

Last issue Cap lost control of his body to the evil dream man: Nightmare. This issue begins with “Hurricane Cap” – which is a clever way of saying that Captain America is kicking some S.H.I.E.L.D. butt! Even Sharon Carter is very nearly taken out by the crazy captain. Eventually he steals a fighter plane and flies off to a missile silo where he plans to create a nuclear winter! Luckily Ms. Carter is hot on his trail. Meanwhile in the dream world, Nightmare has Captain America locked up in a bubble, and is regaling him with his clever plans to take over the world by controlling people who believe in the “American Dream.” Ah, very clever indeed! But Nightmare’s icy dialogue bubbles are nearly shattered when Cap breaks out of his spherical prison… only to find out he can’t make physical contact with Nightmare. Back in the real world Sharon Carter shoots down Cap’s plane only to lose him again. But she soon catches up to him as he makes his way into NORAD and she is the only thing between a mad captain and nuclear missiles. She pulls out a gun and threatens to use it, but before she can get too far she too is sucked into Nightmare’s nightmare – and now the evil dream man controls both Sharon and Cap! I’m 49% sure that no good will come of this!

My 2 Cents:

  • Story: 3 stars – This was a pretty average story about a good-guy-gone-bad who has to be rescured by his former partner. Yes it was a little clichéd, but still good.
  • Art: 4 stars – Yep, I’m still liking Kubert’s 90s-ish Captain America art. And Sharon Carter looks smoking hot too – which is nice! 🙂
  • Fun Factor: 3 stars – A pretty fun read, but nothing too special. I don’t really like the bad Captain America as much as the good one.

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